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arachnophobia

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noun arach·no·pho·bia \ə-ˌrak-nə-ˈfō-bē-ə\

Definition of arachnophobia

  1. :  pathological fear or loathing of spiders

arachnophobe

play \-ˈrak-nə-ˌfōb\ noun

arachnophobic

play \-ˌrak-nə-ˈfō-bik\ adjective or noun


1863

First Known Use of arachnophobia

1863


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arachnophobia

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noun arach·no·pho·bia \ə-ˌrak-nə-ˈfō-bē-ə\

Medical Definition of arachnophobia

  1. :  pathological fear or loathing of spiders




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